Russian Maritime Register of Shipping (RS) was the only Russian company to take part in SEA JAPAN 2014 exhibition and conference – one of the major exhibitions of the maritime industry. The event which brought together the leading industry representatives of the world took place between 9 to 11 April 2014 at the Tokyo Big Sight exhibition centre in Tokyo, Japan.
The participants of the exhibition were 489 companies from 27 countries of the world. The special focus of the exhibition were the advanced global environment protection technologies including the development of diesel engines with low pollutant emission to the atmosphere, hi-tech energy saving devices and technologies such as air lubrication systems for ship hulls, solar batteries for ships and ecologically clean coatings.
RS experts held meetings with a broad range of representatives from the major Japanese marine equipment and service suppliers, YANMAR, DAIHATSU, KOBE STEEL, NIIGATA POWER SYSTEMS to name a few, as well as a number of ship repair yards.
During the exhibition, the RS stand was visited by Naoto Nakagawa, a representative of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism of Japan. According to him, the high quality of products and services delivered by Japanese companies currently enables them to compete with the enterprises of China and South Korea. Naoto Nakagawa discussed with the RS representatives the opportunities and advantages of setting up a RS Representation in Japan, noting the interest of Japanese companies in the development of business relationship with the Russian classification society both in the sphere of materials and items manufacture survey, and in ship repair.